FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: July 22, 2016
CONTACT: Mary Hart, Gates Block Studios
PHONE: (781) 856-4097
Lowell is the place to be August 4th for Downtown Lowell First Thursday, 5:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
Lowell, Massachusetts . Downtown Lowell First Thursdays (DLFT) returns on Thursday, August 4, from 5-8:30 pm for 2016. A consortium of galleries, businesses and restaurants will throw open their doors again this year on the first Thursday of the month from April through September.
Lowell First Thursdays provide great opportunities to get out and explore lively downtown Lowell, taking in the music, art, history, food, and culture that make our city such a unique destination. Visitors, locals and college students can check out the galleries, learn something new at an artist demonstration, try a new restaurant (or an old favorite), do some shopping, ride the trolley, take a summer stroll along the canals, and listen to some jazz- it’s all here at Downtown Lowell First Thursdays.
Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center
246 Market Street
Your source for maps and information! Park in the visitor center lot and stop by to pick up schedules and maps for the night’s events!
Industrial Canyon tours at 5 & 6 p.m. Tickets $6, available at the Visitor Center, kids under 5 ride free. Ride the 966 “Desire” trolley car from Mack Plaza to the Boott Mills.
DJ Mansfield Davis brings a dance party to the courtyard of the National Park Visitor Center from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
246 Market Street.
Art Exhibit by Jennifer Shao, Chinese and Contemporary Art. 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
219 Central Street
As usual, we’ll be offering 20% off all custom framing orders.
Ayer Lofts Gallery
172 Middle Street.
Cambodian Master Potter Yary Livan . Opening August 4 , 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Show runs August 4 -27. Artist reception August 20, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
103 Market Street
Showing the work of John Corey Luebbers: sculpture and paintings, with the music of Bucky Fereke and the Pony Express from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Arts League of Lowell
307 Market Street
Come and browse ALL’s latest member show entitled, “Form and Figure” as well as the beautiful treasures always for sale in the Members Cooperative. 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
115 Merrimack St.
See the amazing things our members make and sell at our company store 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
112 Middle St.
Featuring the dynamic photography of Coleman Rogers.
The Luna Theater at Mill No. 5
250 Jackson Street, 4th FL
Luna Sessions 8:05 – 11:00 p.m.
Join us at 8:05 for live jazz on the theater stage. Have a seat in one of our plush armchairs, sip a craft brew, and enjoy the musical stylings of some of the most talented players in the area. Drop by early to visit our independent shops and grab a treat at Coffee and Cotton.
Brush Art Gallery & Studios
256 Market Street
Join us from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for a preview of “Currents,” a water themed, juried exhibition of art quilts created by members of the SAQA Massachusetts/Rhode Island region. Studio artist Penny Cox will also demonstrate a jewelry making technique riveting metals together at 6:00 p.m.
107 Merrimack Street
Starting at 7:00 p.m., Elizabeth Lorrey crafts a dark blend of edgy, intense acoustic rock: intelligent, provocative lyrics, fused to a commanding guitar style.
Lowell Humane Society
Our volunteers will be walking friendly, petable and adoptable dogs through town from 5 to 7 p.m.
Mandarin Asian Bistro
24 Market Street.
Intricate and fabulous cutout art by Christopher Polson. Meet the artist 7:00-8:00 p.m. Live music at 8:00p.m.
El Potro Restaurant
124 Merrimack St.
Delicious dining and listing to the vibrant sounds of our Mariachi Band, 6 to 9 p.m.
207 Market St.
Continuing the Thursday evening Concerts on the Corner, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., this month featuring the music of Carl Ayotte. Indoors, a full menu with Greek and Middle Eastern Live Music and Bellydancing.
Loading Dock Gallery at Western Avenue Studios
Size Matters: Small Works by Loading Dock Gallery Artists. Show dates: August 3 – August 28. Opening reception: Saturday, August 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Hearing Room
119 Chelmsford St.
Acoustic Jam for all ages and skill levels, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., donations accepted.
Bishops Legacy Restaurant
143 Merrimack St.
Local artists and delicious food.
Artist Coop Gallery and Café
167 Market St.
Stop in for a preview of our new show: Totems & Illuminations, featuring works of strength, power, tragedy, drama and courage by Marilyn Levitt.
Mack Plaza, Corner of Shattuck and Market Streets
Teens Representing Environmental Excellency and Stewardship (TREES) want to spread the word about Lowell’s parks! A dedicated group of juniors and seniors from Lowell High School, TREES will have environmentally-themed crafts and games at Mack Plaza. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.